Steamboat briefs: Alzheimer’s Association sponsors support group

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A new caregiver information and support group, sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association, will begin today. The group, which will meet from 3 to 4:15 p.m. at Rollingstone Respite House, will focus on the specific issues faced daily by spouses who care for their partners suffering from dementia. Concerns and ideas will be shared with others who experience similar situations. The group will be facilitated by Barbara Bronner, geriatric social worker. For more information, call 970-879-8942.

Medicaid forum to be held in Steamboat on Aug. 11

The Colorado Cross Disability Coalition will be facilitating a focus group specifically for Medicaid clients from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Steamboat Springs Community Center. This is an opportunity for people on Medicaid as well as family, friends and stakeholders to engage in dialogue about health care services provided for people through Rocky Mountain Health Plans. Some of the discussion topics will include how people are experiencing and accessing health care, advocacy assistance for people experiencing challenges, information on various resources and eligibility.

Transportation to the community forum can be arranged through the Northwest Colorado Center for Independence by contacting Jerry Van Voorst at 970-871-4838 or 970-620-3897.

Clarification on Electronics Recycling newspaper brief

To clarify a previous printing that printed in the Steamboat Today newspaper earlier this year, the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council accepts only small electronics — nothing bigger than a laptop, but including iPods and digital cameras.

For larger items such as monitors, televisions, computer terminals/towers and hard drives, contact G&S Mountain Recyclers at 303-682-3171 or visit www.mountainrecyclers.com for local pickup days.

There is a fee for these items to be recycled, so do not bring these items to the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council’s office. For these items and other hard-to-recycle items, our annual Community Recycle Drop Off Day is scheduled for Oct. 4. Learn more at www.yvsc.org

CMC Steamboat faculty member is promoted

Becky Sears Edmiston, a biology professor at Colorado Mountain College’s Alpine Campus in Steamboat Springs, was one of five faculty members college-wide to be promoted from assistant professor to associate professor.

In recommending Edmiston for promotion, CMC’s faculty promotions committee cited Edmiston for the honors and awards she has received, service to her discipline and community and her role on the college’s Faculty Senate.

“These professionals’ consistent dedication to empowering students to learn is what sets us apart from other colleges and universities, and I’m pleased we can honor these five individuals through this year’s promotions,” Dr. Brad Tyndall, the college’s vice president of academic affairs, said in a news release.

Coffee and a Newspaper is Wednesday at Pilot office

Join us for Coffee and a Newspaper from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Steamboat Pilot & Today office, 1901 Curve Plaza.

The topic is the 25th anniversary of the Steamboat Today, and we invite the public to discuss their take on the daily newspaper’s past 25 years.

In addition to free coffee and pastries, members of the newspaper’s management team — including Publisher Suzanne Schlicht, Editor Lisa Schlichtman and Assistant Editor Laura Mazade — will be available to answer questions and chat about issues involving the newspaper or the community.

Also, be sure to save the date: The Steamboat Today will host a 25th anniversary community celebration and photo retrospective from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Depot Art Center. 

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